U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for the Week of Dec. 17

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks this week:

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                                 Weekly
                                  Tally    Q4/10  Q1/11   2010   2011   Total
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                                           ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                                48    489     10  1,029    389   2,463
 Up:                                   9     96      3    340     86   26.2%
 Down                                 13    126      1    201     77   22.7%
 Neutral                              19    240      3    458    189   45.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                       7     27      3     30     37    5.4%
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S&P 500:                              15    124      2    334    125     717
 Up:                                   2     21      0    112     26   26.2%
 Down                                  3     26      1     49     23   17.9%
 Neutral                               8     67      0    162     62   49.7%
 Ex-Item Charges                       2     10      1     11     14    6.3%
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      Company                    Period  Down  Guidance
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Dec. 13
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MGLN  Magellan Health Services I  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.84 to $3.33.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.53;
                                                  range $3.15 to $3.75.
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TMO*  Thermo Fisher Scientific I  2011     X   Expects $0.13 to $0.15 eps
                                                  addition from acquisition of
                                                  Dionex Corporation.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.99;
                                                  range $3.90 to $4.15.
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EW    Edwards Lifesciences Corp   2011     D   Expects eps of $1.91 to $1.97.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.10;
                                                  range $1.95 to $2.20.
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HNT   Health Net Inc              2011     N   Expects eps of $2.75 to $22.75.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.85;
                                                  range $2.65 to $3.04.
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LNDC  Landec Corp                 2011     D   Expects eps of $0.34 to $0.36.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.38;
                                                  range $0.37 to $0.39.
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HXL   Hexcel Corp                 2011     N   Expects eps of $0.90 to $0.98.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.98;
                                                  range $0.87 to $1.12.
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CNBC  Center Bancorp Inc          Q410     N   Expects eps of $0.14 to $0.16.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.15;
                                                  range $0.15 to $0.15.
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Dec. 14
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CRL   Charles River Laboratories  2010     U   Expects eps of $1.88 to $1.96.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.87;
                                                  range $1.85 to $1.88.
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CRL   Charles River Laboratories  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.51;
                                                  range $2.31 to $2.65.
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FDS   Factset Research Systems I  Q410     N   Expects eps of $0.85 to $0.87.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.86;
                                                  range $0.85 to $0.88.
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BBY*  Best Buy Co Inc             2010     D   Expects eps of $3.20 to $3.40.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.59;
                                                  range $3.30 to $3.68.
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FSLR* First Solar Inc             2011     U   Expects eps of $8.75 to $9.50.
                                               Mean estimate is $8.51;
                                                  range $5.75 to $10.41.
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SAM   Boston Beer Company Inc-A   2010     U   Expects eps of $3.30 to $3.60.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.20;
                                                  range $3.10 to $3.30.
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SAM   Boston Beer Company Inc-A   2011     U   Expects eps of $3.95.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.45;
                                                  range $3.30 to $3.60.
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Dec. 15
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JOYG  Joy Global Inc              2011     U   Expects eps of $5.00 to $5.30.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.86;
                                                  range $4.42 to $5.25.
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CBR   Ciber Inc                   2011     N   Expects eps of $0.30 to $30.00.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.36;
                                                  range $0.35 to $0.37.
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LII   Lennox International Inc    2011     X   Expects $0.03 GAAP addition from
                                                  acquisition of assets from
                                                  Manitowoc’s Kysor/Warren
                                                  business.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.91;
                                                  range $2.69 to $3.13.
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LII   Lennox International Inc    2012     X   Expects $0.12 GAAP addition from
                                                  acquisition of assets from
                                                  Manitowoc’s Kysor/Warren
                                                  business.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.63;
                                                  range $3.28 to $3.86.
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LII   Lennox International Inc    2011     N   Expects eps of $2.80 to $3.10.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.88;
                                                  range $2.69 to $3.13.
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PX*   Praxair Inc                Q4/10     X   Expects $0.93  eps charge from
                                                  settlement of tax disputes
                                                  with Spain.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.23;
                                                  range $1.21 to $1.25.
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ITW*  Illinois Tool Works        Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.74 to $0.82.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.80;
                                                  range $0.76 to $0.83.
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HON*  Honeywell International In  2011     D   Expects eps of $3.50 to $3.70.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.80;
                                                  range $3.60 to $4.06.
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VCI   Valassis Communications In  2011     D   Expects eps of $2.76.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.93;
                                                  range $2.75 to $3.18.
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EMN*  Eastman Chemical Co         2011     N   Expects eps of $7.00 to $77.00.
                                               Mean estimate is $7.61;
                                                  range $7.35 to $7.85.
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NDSN  Nordson Corp               Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $1.03 to $1.13.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.94;
                                                  range $0.86 to $1.10.
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Dec. 16
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DHR*  Danaher Corp               Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.64 to $0.66.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.66;
                                                  range $0.61 to $0.68.
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DHR*  Danaher Corp                2011     N   Expects gaap of $2.55 to $2.77.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.63;
                                                  range $2.49 to $2.70.
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KND   Kindred Healthcare Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $1.45 to $1.60.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.52;
                                                  range $1.39 to $1.61.
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OFIX  Orthofix International Nv  Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.39 to $0.42.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.61;
                                                  range $0.59 to $0.62.
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ELS   Equity Lifestyle Propertie Q4/10     X   Expects $0.10 eps charge from
                                                  write-off of goodwill.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.82;
                                                  range $0.80 to $0.83.
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ABM   Abm Industries Inc          2011     N   Expects eps of $1.43 to $1.53.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.51;
                                                  range $1.47 to $1.62.
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CNC   Centene Corp                2011     N   Expects eps of $2.00 to $2.10.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.05;
                                                  range $1.95 to $2.20.
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SCHL  Scholastic Corp             2010     D   Expects eps of $1.80 to $2.05.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.18;
                                                  range $2.10 to $2.18.
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A             Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.25 to $0.30.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.31;
                                                  range $0.25 to $0.36.
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ATU   Actuant Corp-A              2011     U   Expects eps of $1.45 to $1.60.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.43;
                                                  range $1.38 to $1.56.
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RAD   Rite Aid Corp               2010     D   Expects eps of ($0.74) to ($0.60)
                                               Mean estimate is ($0.57);
                                                  range ($0.64) to ($0.49).
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                 Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.95 to $1.15.
                                               Mean estimate is $1.10;
                                                  range $0.96 to $1.30.
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FDX*  Fedex Corp                  2010     N   Expects eps of $5.00 to $5.30.
                                               Mean estimate is $5.20;
                                                  range $5.00 to $5.44.
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PG*   Procter & Gamble Co/The     2011     N   Expects eps of $3.91 to $4.01.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.99;
                                                  range $3.95 to $4.04.
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NUE*  Nucor Corp                 Q4/10     D   Expects eps of ($0.15) to ($0.10)
                                               Mean estimate is $0.05;
                                                  range ($0.10) to $0.15.
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STLD  Steel Dynamics Inc         Q4/10     D   Expects eps of $0.05 to $0.10.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.12;
                                                  range $0.07 to $0.17.
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ARW   Arrow Electronics Inc       2011     X   Expects $0.03 to $0.05 eps
                                                  addition from acquisition of
                                                  Intechra.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.38;
                                                  range $3.76 to $4.87.
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ACN   Accenture Plc-Cl A          2011     U   Expects eps of $3.08 to $3.16.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.99;
                                                  range $2.48 to $3.10.
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SCS   Steelcase Inc-Cl A         Q4/10     N   Expects eps of $0.04 to $0.08.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.08;
                                                  range $0.06 to $0.09.
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WCC   Wesco International Inc     2011     X   Expects $0.30  eps addition from
                                                  acquisition of TVC
                                                  Communications.
                                               Mean estimate is $3.29;
                                                  range $3.00 to $3.64.
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Dec. 17
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ORCL* Oracle Corp                Q4/10     U   Expects eps of $0.48 to $0.50.
                                               Mean estimate is $0.47;
                                                  range $0.46 to $0.50.
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ITT*  Itt Corp                    2011     N   Expects eps of $4.62 to $4.82.
                                               Mean estimate is $4.63;
                                                  range $4.30 to $4.85.
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PNR   Pentair Inc                 2011     N   Expects eps of $2.20 to $2.35.
                                               Mean estimate is $2.32;
                                                  range $2.25 to $2.45.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up, Down and Neutral ratings are based on a
comparison between the company forecast and the consensus
analyst estimate. Ex-item charges are company announced
extraordinary items which will have an impact on future
earnings per share.

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